$2,997.00 USD

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IDOL Academy 3.0 Early Enrollment

IDOL Academy provides training, technology, 1:1 support, and must-have resources for aspiring and experienced instructional designers. Our state-authorized 12-month vocational school program enables you to earn the Certified Professional in Training and Performance certificate (CPTP) and credentials coveted by top employers.

  • 8 Milestone Digital Credentials to map your progress toward the Certified Professional in Training and Performance certificate
  • 5 Badges specific to tech and tools
  • 6-months of immersive training in instructional design, eLearning development, and instructional technologies, covering everything from analysis to video editing with Camtasia.
  • A lock-step roadmap to become a corporate instructional designer and eLearning developer.
  • 100s of over-the-shoulder tutorials.
  • Hundreds of templates, worksheets, and workbooks.
  • Credentials, certification, and completion badges. Written tests and project submissions are required.
  • Paid experience opportunities through IDOL courses and IDOL Talent after you graduate.
  • A private, students-only community platform and app for accountability, feedback, and networking.
  • Virtual Study Hall for anytime meet-ups, accountability, 1:1 open office hours, and mock interviews with other IDOLs. Hosted on GatherTown.
  • Unlimited feedback from expert Academy Coaches.
  • IDOL Mentors with open office hours to help you get unstuck quickly.
  • Student only discounts.
  • Free Textbook of "The Do It Messy Approach: A Step-by-Step Guide for Instructional Designers and Online Learning Developers." book by Robin Sargent, PhD
  • Access to the Vyond enterprise animation tool.
  • eLearning authoring with Lectora* with the Asset Library.
  • VR authoring with CenarioVR*.
  • Interactive presentations and guides with a Genially library access.
  • An all-in-one design tool with your own Canva Pro account in our Canva Campus.
  • Career readiness coaching to help you land your job after you graduate. 


What People Are Saying:

I was never the model student in school. I made terrible grades, was extremely unmotivated, and only excelled in watching cartoons. Upon (somehow) graduating from high school, I made the decision to go to a college without doing much research on loans, debt, or even the school itself. After being thrust into more than 6 figures worth of debt from attending college for only one year, I was prompted to quit school and focus on working to survive. All hope for me being successful seemed lost at this point. I was barely 20 years old. As the years went by, I grew more dissatisfied with my situation. How could this happen to me? I wasn’t the sharpest tool in the shed, yet I tried so hard to do the right things in order to be successful. I was, however, always a hard worker. My mentor Dr. Robin Sargent saw that in me. After about 6 years of working labor intensive jobs, Dr. Sargent contacted me with a plan to turn me into a badass instructional designer. I took the big risk to relocate from one state to another, and I haven’t looked back. Through her guidance and my hard work, I can proudly say that I went from tossing bags as a valet to making 6 figures working for a multibillion dollar company, and only a year off from purchasing my first house. I owe everything to this career path, and my mentor Dr. Robin Sargent.

Cameron Brown, Instructional Designer/Trainer

I could not have gotten to this point so quickly without the help of IDOL courses Academy! IDOL gave me the tools and the confidence to keep working on my goals and in doing so I was ready much faster than I anticipated! Having a community of folks to rely on kept me going and believing in myself!

Sarah Olsen

The IDOL courses Academy is life changing. It gave me all of the resources and more that I could ever need to land an IDOL job. From the coaching calls, to the community, to the many job building assets, and everything in between, it’s everything I needed and more. Highly recommend!

Erika Cheek

I landed my first ID role within weeks of joining the Academy! However, I finally felt prepared because of the IDOL mentorship and supportive community. I definitely recommend joining if your ready to make the transition into the ID field! #teachergoneIDOL!

Danielle Dennis

The program really helps you. I love that it is self-paced and you can work through it however you choose. Lots of support! Between the mentors, the chat, the feedback among others, I recommend it to anyone interested in becoming an IDOL.

Jennifer White